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One of the main things that adults should understand about teenagers from Catcher in the Rye is that teenagers are under a lot of stress It sounds dumb like Oh boo hoo you have to do homework and go to soccer practice poor baby but theres a lot more to it than that Clearly this book does not address all the issues facing teens but it does talk about a few First is being forced into a schoolsituation that you are not interested in but people keep telling you that its important and you should care about it but you dont For example Holden is not at all interested in attending Pency People tell him that it is important for to do well like his history teacher and parents but he doesnt see the importance in doing well at Pency Maybe because it isnt important This leads to another important thing to realize about teens or maybe people in general not having anyone to relate to This book shows how important it is to have a strong base of friends to keep you from losing it It can be really comforting to just hang out with people not really doing anything too deep but just going to a movie eating pizza going to concerts watching videos things like that Even challenging work can be more engaging with a strong core of friends or companions to accomplish the work with Without a strong base of friends people get really detached and depressed This point is further emphasized by Holden trying to reach out to people The numerous taxi-cab conversations who asks a taxicab driver about where the ducks go in the winter calling up Sally and Jane Gallagher talking to that women on the train the nuns etc He is searching for someone to relate to and he cant find them The only person he can really talk to honestly is Phoebe He
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